About the Blog

The Blog Team

The Teaching SIG Blog is a resource and announcement center for the Teaching Special Interest Group of ARLIS/NA. It is maintained by the Teaching SIG Blog Team, consisting of:

Anna Boutin-Cooper: Anna Boutin-Cooper is the Research & Visual Arts Librarian at Franklin & Marshall College and the co-coordinator of the Teaching SIG. When not teaching or otherwise librarian-ing, she can usually be found doing some sort of textile art (knitting, sewing, weaving) and hanging out with her cats, Bea & Louis. 

Carol Ng-He: Carol Ng-He is the Exhibits Coordinator at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. Besides being on the ARLIS/NA Teaching Special Interest Group Blog Team, she is on ARLIS/NA Education Subcommittee and Diversity Committee, and serves as the Liaison of the American Libraries Association (ALA) Office of Diversity.


Eva Sclippa: Eva is the First Year Engagement Librarian at UNC Wilmington. She has previously worked as Art Librarian and Coordinator of Instruction at Alfred University, and her background is in medieval art history. In her current position, she focuses on teaching first year students how to conduct research and use the library effectively, both in one-shot sessions as part of the First Year Seminar, and in her own semester-long information literacy course. She is currently co-coordinator of the Teaching SIG.

Teaching SIG Communication Guidelines:

  • Slack
    As a non-archivable platform, Slack will be used primarily for informal conversations  between members and within the group. Teaching SIG members can use Slack to get instruction ideas, find help brainstorming solutions to problems, share and discuss relevant news, and generally share information related to the field. To join the Slack, simply send an email request to esclippa (at) gmail (dot) com or anna (dot) boutin-cooper (at) fandm (dot) edu.
  • Listserv
    The Teaching SIG listserv is the official method of communication for announcements to the SIG members from the SIG leadership. SIG coordinators will send out messages to the listserv about meetings, calls for blog submissions, conference events, links to other relevant conferences, particularly important Teaching SIG Slack conversations, and requests for feedback.
  • Blog
    The Teaching SIG Blog is both another means of communicating important updates and information about the SIG and an avenue for SIG members to publicly share their work. Posts will include major announcements, formal posts about teaching and instruction practices, and digests of relevant news and links.